The new Emporium bar is somewhere between festival taproom and shearing shed, constructed with recycled materials including the wide doors that open the building right up onto the nearby farmland.
There is a healthy craft beer scene emerging in the Far North as well as some fantastic heritage pubs to visit.
Nelson is full of beer institutions, brewing legends and hops. We take a trip to New Zealand’s spiritual home of beer.
The Auckland Beer Mile is fast becoming a reference point for craft beer lovers to explore what’s been brewing in the Supercity and beyond. Here’s what you need to know. The Auckland Beer Mile is a...
At Altitude Brewing in Queenstown it’s all about living, and drinking adventurously. Vera Alves visits New Zealand’s champion small brewery
Zeelandt’s focus on German style beer has turned into a great niche for the Hawke’s Bay based brewery which has just opened a new taproom.
New Zealand’s best brewery? How do you even rate that — and what is the criteria? Is it the brewery with the most modern equipment? Is it the brewery with the widest range of beers? Is it the brewery that wins the most awards in competitions? Is it the brewery with...
It took a road trip to Tekapo to find New Zealand’s best beer and discover the accidents that created the X-factor in Burkes Brewing Unforgiven Porter.
Brewbus is a beer tasting and tour company, which takes punters around local bars and breweries in regions right across Aotearoa. And it was set up originally to raise money for community projects.
Brett Atkinson checks out Mata and Lumberjack Brewing on a beer-tasting trek through Eastern Bay of Plenty.
Aotea Brewing on Great Barrier Island runs off tank water and solar power so beign sustainable is critical to their success as Denise Garland discovers.
There are plenty of beers in the Bay these days as Brett Atkinson finds out in the first of a two-part series to see what’s brewing in BOP. We start with Rising Tide, Fitzpatrick’s, Slab and The Island.
Denise Garland visits Sunshine Brewery and Taproom in Gisborne to catch up with what’s going on at one of New Zealand’s oldest craft breweries.
Think Chernobyl meets beer and you’ll get a bit of an idea of what greets you when you round the corner and see the Bootleg Brewery taproom for the first time.
The Otago division of SOBA took a bus trip into Central Otago and found some great new discoveries.
While living in the craft beer capital of New Zealand, I don’t have to go far to get a healthy beer experience. From my place of work in Wellington, there’s Garage Project, Whistling Sisters, Choice Bros, Heyday, Fork & Brewer, Mean Doses, and Fortune Favours all...
After discovering Alibi Brewing in a pint glass at 16TUN on Auckland’s waterfront on a thirsty Friday afternoon I was on a mission to find the source of the creamy golden haze that I could not get enough of. The following week I grabbed my AT Hop Card and boarded the...
The Central Otago region is going through brewing boom. With four craft breweries and a resident population of less than 9000, Wanaka makes a good argument for having the most taprooms per capita in New Zealand.
Lime is the flavour note for Marchfest – the annual Nelson festival held during hop harvest. The festival, under new ownership this year, will be held at the historic Founders Park on Saturday, March 20 and is one of those events you have to put on your bucket list....
Two on-trend pastimes come together perfectly in Nelson this summer with the country’s first multi-day electric bike beer tour. The idea of cycling around vineyards has a certain romantic quality but really, it’s way more fun to do that sort of thing with a brewery,...